A Liver Cleansing Diet Menu: Eat for Good Health

If you or a loved one have fatty liver disease, you may be interested in some dietary recommendations for foods that help cleanse your liver.

One thing that is very important for you to know is that good nutrition is critically important. Of course, it’s important to eat nutritious foods all of the time for the sake of your health, but it is especially vital if you have liver problems.

Check it out here.

liver cleanse menuWhat Can a Liver Cleanse Diet Do For You?

Anyone with a fatty liver would be well served by adhering to a diet specially aimed at promoting good health, to help this vital organ do its job properly.

Here are some of the benefits you may get from following a liver cleanse diet:

  • Increased vitality
  • Alleviate disease symptoms
  • Improve liver function
  • Let the liver rest and heal
  • Weight loss
  • Improve skin problems

Like anything else, you get out of it basically what you put into it. If you are faithful about following the dietary regime for good liver health, you should see wonderful results.

Tips For a Successful Liver Cleanse

  • Keep liver-friendly snacks on hand, ready to eat. You might have carrot sticks, fresh apple slices or a similar snack. The main thing is to have your snacks at hand, so that you’ll be less likely to cheat on your diet by eating something you shouldn’t.
  • Drink plenty of water. Besides helping to flush the toxins from your liver, it also makes you feel full so that it is easier to diet.
  • Eat a diet high in fiber. This acts as a scrubber for your digestive system, which is healthy; as well as increases your feeling of fullness.

Menu Suggestions

There are those who swear by a juicing liver cleanse and others who vow that a low fat diet with plenty of olive oil will help heal your fatty liver. Ultimately, this decision will be up to you.

That being said, extreme diets such as all juice are extremely hard to maintain and stick to long enough to be effective. So, you may want to go with a less dramatic but more easily accomplished diet.

Here are some daily menu suggestions if you have fatty liver disease:

Breakfast – Stick with skim milk, whole grain toast with a bit of non-hydrogenated margarine, oats or oat cereal and fresh citrus juices. You can also have fresh fruit such as a banana or grapefruit. Plain yogurt with granola and berries is also a great choice. Have a cup of coffee … some latest research suggests this has a beneficial effect on the liver.

Lunch – You’ll want to go with whole grain breads and white meats (chicken or turkey) for sandwiches. Avoid cheese or heavily marbled meats such as corned beef. Vary it, so that if you had toast for breakfast, don’t have a sandwich for lunch. Home-made vegetable soup or a clear consommΓ¨ is also good. You can have tossed salads, but use vinegar-based dressings – simple balsamic vinegar is best, as there is no added sugar. Dessert can be a nice piece of fresh fruit. Drink water with a twist of lemon juice.

Snacks – Salt-free nuts, carrot sticks, celery with natural peanut butter, fresh fruit, quality dark chocolate, graham crackers.

Dinner – Dinner can be a larger meal, but don’t go overboard. Stick with low fat meats or fish. If you bake chicken, don’t leave the skin on. Ditto for fish. Almost any veggies are fine, as long as they’re steamed, baked or roasted and not fried. A dinner roll is okay, but use whole wheat or whole grain. A potato as a side dish is fine a few days a week. Drink water or skim milk with your meal. Dessert might be a fresh piece of fruit, sugar free jello and fat free whipped topping.

Leave off the rich meat sauces or gravies. Don’t eat cakes and cookies made with refined flours and sugar. Eat more foods that are good for cleansing the liver.

You can vary your diet from day to day so you can be more comfortable sticking with it for weeks or months without eating the same foods over and over again. The idea is eating both in moderation and in smaller serving sizes to help you lose weight and not overtax your liver.

Remember these tips when on your liver diet:

  • choose foods low in fat
  • eat meals low in salt
  • eat more fruit and vegetables
  • avoid fast food
  • avoid processed foods, soft drinks, and snacks high in sugar or salt

For a wonderfully comprehensive guide to eating the right foods to help halt or reverse fatty liver disease, you should definitely check out this one written by an RN with years of experience treating patients who have this condition.

When you have lost the proper amount of weight, and combined with exercise, you should see your liver functioning properly again. Always consult with your doctor while on this diet, and keep up with your new active lifestyle and eating healthy!

  • Nysa says:

    Can I eat rice

  • Nysa says:

    Can I drink tea I hv a fatty liver

  • Chelle says:

    I wish to ask if mild to moderate fatty infiltration of the liver is NASH?
    Can this still be reversed and heal the liver through healthy diet and regular exercise?
    Also, what is the difference between NASH and NAFLD (in terms of the grade of liver damage)?
    Please advise.

  • Malkinder singh says:

    Hlo dr my daughter is 4years & 10 month old she had troubling with swollon stomch.she was juindace from last 10day
    But juindace is subside.right now she has problum of swollon stomch over all.can it subside

    • Greg says:

      Please don’t wait on this or look on the internet for help. A jaundice condition REQUIRES an IMMEDIATE doctor’s visit or if the doctor is not immediately available, the emergency room or Urgent Care. πŸ™‚ Greg

  • Melinda Baldwin says:

    I have just been diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver and my liver is 20x the size it should be. I feel horrible all the time. no energy, foggy and memory problems. the food suggestions I read on here contradict I’ve Been Told. I’ve been told to stay away from all starches to limit my gluten if not cut it all out and to limit my Dairy if not cut it all out and to avoid all high fructose corn syrup I’ve been told and read the bananas are extremely bad for the liver. I really look like I’m about 8 months pregnant but I’m really small everywhere else I don’t know what to do

    • Greg says:

      Your liver is TWENTY times the size it should be? Are you absolutely certain of this? Even if you meant two times the size, you need to be seen immediately…do NOT take “go home and stay away from starches” for an answer. I don’t wish to alarm you but this needs attention. There could be a simple fix but you need to see someone. We’ll be thinking of you over here so please report back.

  • Salahuddin says:

    Can i eat date on lever fatty n banana ?

    • Greg says:

      There’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to eat both of these foods if they:

      * aren’t restricted per your doctor’s instructions
      * don’t raise your blood glucose to inappropriate levels (please see your doctor for more information)
      * aren’t being consumed in excess such that you aren’t able to lose weight if you need to

      Good luck!

  • DK says:

    Does anyone here know where I can find a free diet plan for liver(HCV & cirrhosis) and gastrointestinal disease??? I know the gi drs used to used the BRAT diet for gi issues but that’s just bananas ,rice,applesauce & toast. My husband & I have HCV,he also has cirrhosis & gi issues as well. His gi issues have been worse lately(acid reflux,diahrrea,etc),he has no insurance,I just have Medicaid. We don’t have lots of $$$$ so am interested in any free diet plans/ guidelines that help gi&liver health issues,using easy to find,non expensive foods without having to get a bunch of supplements as well. Any suggestions are appreciated very muchπŸ™‚

  • Rubee says:

    Good day! I was diagnosed with fatty liver and pre-DM almost 3 weeks ago and categorized as obese. I started with the low-carb diet plan and a bit of exercise. I lose a few pounds by doing so. Until now I’m scared that I might eat the wrong foods that make situation worse. Until now I continue to do some research on how I can be healthy because it really scares me a lot knowing that I have this condition. I hope you can post more sample of meals. Thank you for having an informative site that will surely help me. God bless

  • Mary says:

    I have fatty liver and I was wondering if it’s ok to have coconut oil with my coffee or if that’s still not a good fat to have when you have fatty liver?

    • Greg says:

      It’s a myth that you can’t eat fat if you have NAFLD. If your fatty liver condition is connected with being overweight then you will want to work to lose the excess weight, but that does NOT always equate to low fat or even lower fat, provided you are either controlling your carbs, calories or both (recommended with a carb-control diet is not to over-restrict calories, by the way…there’s a lot more to it than that, so forgive me for way oversimplifying for brevity, but you get the idea).

      If you have no fat and/or coconut (specifically) dietary restrictions then you can add coconut oil to your coffee.

  • Sophie says:

    my husband got diagnosed with fatty liver a week ago and I’ve been going out of my mind trying to do the right thing for him. I don’t want to get anything wrong. For breakfast I make him porridge with honey, flaxseed and walnuts is that ok? Lunch/dinner is usually chicken, vegetables and salad. I’m also using soya milk is that ok? Should I buy food that’s gluten free? Would that help him? Sorry for all the questions but his doctor said he just has to change his diet and he didn’t give us any other advise! My husband doesn’t drink and he isn’t overweight so it was a big shock for us. I’m scared I’ll get something wrong and I’ll do more harm than good.
    I appreciate any advice you can give me. Thank you for this wonderful site

  • Faran says:

    Hey ! I am suffering from little liver pain from 2 3 years. Always feels tired and lack of energy plus weak memory issues. I have find no solution to solve my problem.
    please suggest me some solution to get rid of this non stop pain

    • Greg says:

      Honestly, I would not give up with the doctors until I got some sort of answer. Any pain in the abdomen, even if you have a known medical condition already (such as NAFLD), NEEDS to be addressed.

  • Sikdar says:

    Hi there, I have been a Hepatitis B carreir since January 2014. Recently I have been diagnosed with mild fatty liver disease. My doctor has prescribed me tablet Teviral 0.5 mg/daily one. I ate a lot of rice(3 times a day) and took red meat every week. I did little pysical exercise before being diagnosed as NAFLD. But now I take only one/third rice which I used to eat, NO meat even I didn’t take chicken for the last 3 weeks, added more veges than before, more fishes have included in my diet plus walking atleast 40 mintues a day. And most importantly I gave up smoking on the day I ‘ve diagnosed with NAFLD. I am certain I am loosing weight too. I became very very scared as a few of my cousins have already died in liver disease. Is this enough to make my liver clean??? Please, please help me kindly.

  • Jim says:

    I am a 29 year old male with fatty liver. I also get brain fog / confusion. Does anyone else get this? I’ve just started a new diet in a hope to reverse my fatty liver.


    • Greg says:

      Hi, Jim. I occasionally had brain fog when I was overweight and sedentary, but I can’t say this was specific to my (former) NAFLD condition. It could have been, or it could have simply been from being inactive and sluggish.

  • Suzanne says:

    Well glad I found this site ! Have so many things wrong I don’t know where to start ! 20 years ago was diagnosed with fatty liver which I kept an eye on then what was then called spastic colon but now diverticulitis . Last 6 months diagnosed as a diabetic . I’m 56 very over weight have bi polar disease agrophobia and have panic attacks . I have just finished a series of tests that included every oscopy known to man ! My memory loss is beyond definition but i know if I don’t sort this myself I’m going to die all these things I have and that have been diagnosed as seperate things can be found in liver disease! They gave me a lap band ten years ago which has broken been replaced caused two hernias with all the throwing up I’m at my wits end ! I’m now going to the doctor with all these things I have found out to see if I am right and as I’m a great believer in the fact that nobody knows your body better than you do I think I’m right ! The problem I’m having is finding what a person with all of theses things can eat ! Help !!!

    • Greg says:

      You have quite a few conditions going on. What does your doctor advise as far as your diet? Also, what’s the status of the lap band? Obviously, getting the weight off is a priority for you. “What” can you eat…with all those concurrent conditions you are going to need a diet specific to you. What does your doctor have to say?

  • Christy says:

    Hi I’m 33 and I had a CT scan because of pain in my upper abdomen. The results showed I had a fatty liver the Dr said it was not at the disease level . I’m still trying to comprehend everything. What are your suggestions on how to to get started with a diet plan .my Dr suggested diet and exercise the more I Google the more it looks like I’ll I can’t eat anything, one site says no whole grain the other says yes whole grain some say no nuts no broccoli I’m just confused any help will be much appreciated.

    • Greg says:

      Don’t think you can’t eat anything. πŸ˜‰ Did your doctor give you any specific dietary restrictions (and/or do you know of any allergies, intolerances, etc. yourself)? If not, start EASY by shopping the perimeter of the store. Protein, fruits, vegetables and dairy. (Some people tolerate dairy, some don’t.) Nuts in moderation (portion-control these). Highest-quality oils you can find and limit to 1 T a day if you can. Yes, you can probably eat whole grains in moderation if you are able to tolerate grains.

  • Quincy says:

    I am currently taking warfarin and coumadin fue to pulmonary embolism. my doc told me that i have fatty enlarged liver . Besides from avoiding vit k rich food. Can u recommend foods that i can eat as part of my diet. I am doing my best to loose weight. While managing my pulmo embo. Thank you

    • Greg says:

      Ask your doctor for his/her recommendations. Your situation will be unique and you have an existing condition. With that said, I generally find a diet of as few processed foods as possible to be a *general* best bet (again, for most people). Shop the perimeter of the store. You will find protein, dairy, fruits and vegetables there.

      As for the weight loss portion, are you counting calories? Do you exercise? If so, what and how much? What are your weight loss goals?

  • Diana says:

    I went to the ER 2 days ago because i was not feeling my normal… they did blood work and told me my glucose level was 80 and my ast 45 – alt 101. So they did an ultrasound on my liver.. and they just told me i have fatty liver…
    I just want to know if my numbers are high? Or how do i know how bad my liver is? I dont have pain just maybe sometimes a little disconfort on my right side..
    I have an appt with my doctor in a week..

  • Laura says:

    Hi I was recently diagnosed with a fatty liver. Some on pancreas and some sparing seen on the liver. What is sparing on the liver and can it be reversed or not. Since I found out I have been freaking out and my Drs office is closed so I can’t ask them right now

  • bev says:

    Do you know if there are any specific blood tests to diagnose fatty liver? Also, though I know exercise helps you loose all over body fat, do you know if it helps the liver metabolize its own fat?

    • Greg says:

      More often, either an actual biopsy or an ultrasound (the latter views fat on/around the liver) are used to DX NAFLD, but blood tests such as liver enzyme tests can be supporting indicators. Here is a list of common tests.

      We actually JUST posted an article on exercise and fatty enzymes! There is good supporting evidence so far that working out helps reduce an NAFLD condition, in addition (if you’re eating correctly) to reducing all-over body fat per your own body’s fat loss rate. Here is the new article.

      Good luck!

  • shelly says:

    I am 55 and have recently been diagnosed with mild fatty liver. I have had tenderness for years that I had always attributed to my gallbladder. Apparently that wasn’t it. I had a scan in 2013 that was normal but this scan showed an enlarged liver with fatty deposits (mild). I am not overweight, all my blood work is normal, no “high” anything. I drink moderately , basically red wine. My diet is healthy except I did have a sugar addiction (not excessive). Weakness for jelly beans and such. Don’t crave carbs or salt. My doctor is not concerned at all which surprised me. I have asked for more liver specific blood work to be done and a referral. She will wait on result from the blood work before she refers. I think I should be referred regardless. In the mean time I have said goodbye to all my sweet sugary treats. If I do crave sweets I only make snacks that use either honey or maple syrup for a sweetner. I stopped all wine consumption as well. I find the internet confusing on suppliments and recomendations regarding diet and supplements. Any thoughts?
    Are these sugar alternatives ok? Can this be completely reversed? I had no other indications other than dull pain to make me look further into this.

    • Greg says:

      I’m personally not big on sugar replacements although I can say I haven’t yet come across a peer-reviewed paper indicating they’d be bad for an NAFLD condition specifically. Thin people can have NAFLD, yes. πŸ™‚ Your doctor isn’t alarmed because your condition is mild, as you describe it. But yes, you can help push things in the right direction by eating more whole, unprocessed foods and fewer jelly beans. (Not that I fully blame you, jelly beans are delicious!).

  • Fran says:

    Im so confused, I have an enlarged liver, doing my best for 6 months now with raw vegies and fruits and lots of water, yesterday I a tiny piece of quiche and I was in bed with extreme pain
    I don’t smoke or drink, I drink plenty of water
    So I have googled what I can eat with enlarged liver
    there isn’t a lot of info please help thankls

    • Greg says:

      Ask your doctor. This is something you don’t want to play around with, particularly if you’re experiencing pain.

  • Jerome says:

    If you pan fry with olive oil for shrimp or skinless chicken breasts would that be okay?

    • Greg says:

      If you have no dietary restrictions per your doctor, olive oil is a wonderful, healthy choice for your daily fat allotment. I use olive oil at least four or five times a week, usually no more than tablespoon.

  • sharon says:

    Hi been diagnosed with fatty liver was very fit and healthy before 12 rounds of chemo. Would like to know is green tea a good way to help reduce my fatty liver it’s been 6 months since my last chemo I’m trying to loose 2 stone I gained with chemotherapy. Been told it can take up to 6 months after chemo for my fatty liver to start going back to normal size is this true

    • Greg says:

      Green tea is overall a healthy drink in moderation if you have no caffeine restrictions, but with your health history, please ask your doctor. Yes, I have heard that various bodily systems can take any where from 6-18 months to even out again following the end of chemo depending upon the patient, the particular illness, the amount of, total length of and type of treatment, etc. Ask your doctor what to expect. Good health to you.

  • Kathleen Hamilton says:

    What book would you suggest about cleansing ones liver. My doctor really did not have much to say about it. I have gall bladder stones they will be removing March 1st. Fatty liver they say I’m drinking hot lemon water in am with dash of hot sauce. Eating avocados-berries-carrots-baby mix green salads with balsamic vinegar -Salmon things along this line. Is an occasional glass of white zin bad? Or should I stay totally away from that? I drank maybe once a week…2 glasses of white wine. Thank-you Kate

    • Greg says:

      Your diet sounds great for allowing the liver time to heal. Occasional wine should be fine if it’s NAFLD and not alcohol-related liver disease, but the emphasis is on that: occasional. Try for once a week or less. If you’re not experiencing healing, drop the wine (sorry!). One glass only. Although NAFLD is not alcohol-related there is evidence that alcohol can slow healing in a compromised liver. As for reading, have you had a look at the free ebook in the sidebar? There is also an expanded version available for purchase.

  • Priya says:

    Hello Greg
    I can’t thank you enough for this diet plan. I am forty and have a slight liver enlargement, while liver Function test is normal. Also have very Low ferritin levels and having medication for it, along with Vitamin B12.
    Hope to reverse my situation of hepatomegaly with exercise and your invaluable diet plan.

  • Germaine Bovell-Pitt says:

    I am 57 years of age and was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver 2 years ago. I try to eat healthy by being conscious of what i put in my mouth. I take milk thistle all the time with Liv-52 D. I also do liver cleansing regularly- Ginger, aloes and apple cidar vinegar. However, I take regular test to examine any difference in the liver size and blood test show good liver function. However, I feel this intermittent pain to my right under my rib cage. Why ist it paining.

    • Greg says:

      Pain in the under-ribs region isn’t uncommon in conjunction with NAFLD, but you, as someone who isn’t a doctor, can’t know whether it is simply a symptom of the NAFLD directly or whether there is another issue. I would suggest going to your doctor with this. πŸ™‚ Other than this issue you are doing ALL the right things, way to go! Keep up the good work & good health to you. Greg

  • Alisha says:

    I have been having a bit of digestion related issues, like frequent trips to toilet after eating, and repeated case of diarrhoea and occasionally accompanied by vomiting. When diagnosed, they found an elevated AST in liver. There is no inflammation or otherwise in the liver observed during ultrasound. So, I was wondering if you can suggest a diet list that I might follow. Like specific vegetables and fruits that I must consume.

    • Greg says:

      Did your doctor give you any parameters? Did s/he also test you for food allergies, intolerances and GI issues such as colitis? Personally I would go heavy on the vegetables, lighter on the fruit (add more in to see how you tolerate it), moderate protein and 1/2 serving dairy per day to see how you tolerate it, then work your way up. Non-inflammatory foods, basically. Good luck.

  • waqar says:

    I have high alt 272 and ast 172 fatty liver what I can do plz tell me

  • preeti chakravarty says:

    my sibling is suffering from jaundice,typhoid and urinal infection and all these are the symptoms of liver disorders(fatty liver),i’ve googled a lot on the internet…i wanted to know if the dry fruits are helpful…?!
    what about the raddish juice?
    he doesn’t consume any alcohol since he’s just 16…
    would u please provide any input,
    it’ll be of great help as i’ve got through your blog n the info u provide is very helpful…
    hoping for a promt reply

    • Greg says:

      Your brother or sister is sure struggling with a lot of issues! Because of the three biggest issues I’m seeing here (jaundice, typhoid and infection) I don’t feel comfortable advising you of what s/he should eat. Please have your sibling ask the doctor. Good luck and good health to your sibling.

  • Leah Anderson says:

    Hi, I am thrilled to find your blog. I was diagnosed with Mild Fatty Liver by ultrasound last week. I thought for 2 & 1/2 weeks my gallbladder was causing issues but my pain level didn’t match the classic gallbladder symptoms? I went to Urgent Care after lunch one day because I was having mild sternum pain that wrapped around to my back, scapula and shoulder blades. The EKG, Blood work and urine sample – All normal, the only lab that was elevated was my ALT. AST was within normal range. The pain continued with every meal? I started eating salads, and slowly eliminating foods that seem to make it worse? I saw my doctor and she ordered me an ultrasound. My Diagnosis mild diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver, all other organs looked fine? She sent me home with a NASH handout which I didn’t realize was more serious than just Fatty Liver. I called her office in tears and she said she gave me that particular handout in error – What a relief!!

    Im pretty much sugar free, carb free with limited nuts, seeds. No more soda, lemonade, processed foods until I feel 100% better and have a normal ultrasound.

    Do you feel a biopsy is necessary after this diagnosis? Can I wait and see if things improve in 3 to 6 months after proper diet? What is your opinion about vitamins? Thanks so much

    • Greg says:

      Hi, Leah. Wow, I am very sorry for all you’ve gone through. Glad you finally got your DX.

      I would say if your doctor is satisfied with the DX, there is no need for the biopsy. In general, one isn’t necessary to DX NAFLD because it is visible on ultrasound. Doctors will usually only order a biopsy if other issues appear to be present and/or damage from ongoing NAFLD or other causes.

      Regarding vitamins, choline (found in eggs among other foods) is very very liver supportive. In addition Vitamin D is beginning to be implicated in helping with NAFLD though researchers aren’t sure yet what the exact mechanism is. If you get regular blood workups with your doctor you may want to ask for a complete blood panel including Vitamin D.

      Here is an article on vitamins and supplements. Hope it helps & good health to you.

  • Kanwaljit says:

    I have fatty liver diagnosed after my baby born . I taking fat free & sugar free diet . Now I have pain right side under rib cage & back side aswell . Now my baby is 19 month old . I want to plan another baby .can u suggest me if I plan baby in fatty liver it will be safe or not .

  • H M Jaswanth says:

    I have been diagnosed with fatty liver grade 3 since then iam consuming only apples carrots beetroot and tomatoes only througout the day iam a pure vegetarian I request u sir to kindly advice me as to how the same can be reversed and iam 60 plus and iam ateetotaler

    • Greg says:

      Honestly, I would consume some protein provided your doctor okays it. You still need a complete diet – what you’re doing right now sounds more like a detox, which should generally only be done 1-3 days at a time.

  • deepak darsan says:

    Hi Gregg:
    please tell me about milk trishtle seed and flax seed.How to consume them.does it beneficiary?
    I am having mild fatty liver(grade-1).since some days people saying I am looking weak.and during some days I am feeling fever from inside but temperature is normal if you check from outside.Please help

    • Greg says:

      I usually have my flax seed ground (I use a coffee grinder) sprinkled onto cereal, though my wife makes muffins with ground flax as one of the ingredients. There are so many ways to get your flax. As for milk thistle, I started with the lowest recommended amount for my weight and height. Here‘s a Mayo Clinic chart of recommendations, I would start with something like this (always find a reputable source) and tweak from there. Good luck!

      • April Stover says:

        I know this post is 2 years old, so I am crossing my fingers that someone will read this, lol. The dosing on your link is so widely varied! Did you take the lowest dose, 3 times a day or only once? Also have you seen improvement?

        • Greg says:

          Hello April, yup, I’m here! I drank milk thistle tea when reversing my fatty liver, and I combined it with a healthier diet and more exercise, so I can’t concretely say that it is a wonder drug … but I no longer have liver problems. Just looking at the tea bag, it’s 3 grams, though I don’t know how much I ingest in the tea. At the beginning I drank it with every meal (3 times a day). Nowadays, I drink it mainly in the morning. If you buy supplements, they should say on the back the dosage, though in the beginning take higher dosages (about 150 mg per day), then lower it when your liver is healing (about 50 mg).

  • Mac says:

    I was diagnosed with FATTY LIVER because of Heavy Drinking has been taking multivitamins, Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Green Tea and a lot of WATER DAILY. Are these enough to reverse the situation. I have been visiting the birthroom for Heavy calls about 6 times a day. Is this normal?

    • Greg says:

      If by “heavy calls” you mean urination, yes, it is most likely a normal diuretic function of the supplements you’re taking. Whether they are enough to reverse your condition will depend upon a lot of factors that are personal to you and your health, but it sounds like you’re well on your way.

      • Amber says:

        My husband has had pain in the upper right side of his rib cage and near the back part as well the doctors still can’t find out why and what’s going on its been a year and nothing he’s tired all the time In pain all the time they did say they found a small lesion on his liver any ideas what this could all mean and what he should do

        He has had pal stools as well and lost 25 pounds in 3 months

  • yaseen says:

    Hi my friend has some liver problem and high cholesterol as well..could you please suggest some healthy food

    • Greg says:

      It’s hard to give specifics with minimal information, so I’ll say your friend may want to start out by getting back to basics: lean meats/poultry/fish, veggies, and a small amount of fruit. S/he may also have some dairy in his/her day if dairy is well tolerated. One to two tablespoons of a healthy oil (such as olive oil) per day should also be quite beneficial.

      Check out the ebook (click tab at right) for information on herbs and supplements, specific dietary recommendations and other dietary information.

  • Susana says:

    Hi I just found out I have fatty liver and I am prediabetic regarding the diet .. Can I have sushi? coffee? Sugar for tea if so what kind? Egg white omelettes how many times a week can I have? And cereal what’s acceptable? Reduced fat desserts are those allowed? I’m taking the diet very serious I need to lose about 70lbs to be at an ideal weight for my height I just want to do this right. Any insight will help. Thank you so much

    • Greg says:

      Hi there, you have a lot of questions and they’re good ones. And good for you embarking on a plan for both weight loss and your health. Unless your doctor has given you restrictions against them, eggs are actually GREAT for the liver due to choline (see this article). And have you read the recent studies about coffee being good for your liver? Here’s a good article on the subject. I’m assuming your doctor has given you an eating plan or a list of approved/non-approved foods, but when in doubt, ask him/her for confirmation. Good luck and congrats on our very smart decision and your commitment to getting healthier.

  • Patty Killelea-Willard says:

    just in beginning stages of figuring out what’s going on with my liver…..enzymes were elevated and ultra sound showed a slightly enlarged liver…I go back in 2 days for more blood work …I’ve enjoyed reading this blog…it has helped ease my mind somewhat..I’ve had the dull pains and feeling of fullness for quite some time….fingers crossed all is good

    • Greg says:

      Hi Patty, thanks for writing. The good thing here is that you’re learning more about what’s going on with your health. The more you know, the better you’ll be able to address the problem. Good luck and good health to you.

    • Jason says:

      hi patty, so what did you do when u know when ur enzymes were elevated and ur liver enlarge..me also my sgpt is high and bad cholesterol also very high..the doctor didn’t give me medicine, she just told me to make diet, and eat fresh food and avoid eating process food..

  • Sonya says:

    Just got back from Dr. Appt. Was told I had fatty Liver and Diverculititis. Is there any connection to Hemachromatosis? I’m currently being genetically tested for it too.

    • Greg says:

      I’m not a doctor, so I can’t say, but I looked through some medical journals, and one article says that the elevated iron levels in hemochromatosis could precipitate fatty liver disease. I haven’t read about any connection with NAFLD and diverticulitis. The pain you feel is a common complaint for fatty liver.

      Most doctor’s won’t do a biopsy for fatty liver, because it’s too invasive. Also, unless it’s advanced, fatty liver isn’t a major problem. I would start with the diverticulitis problem, as it sounds like you need a bland diet first plus antibiotics, then build up your fiber content. Fatty liver is much more long-term, and is mainly cutting out sugary foods and soft drinks (I’ve switched from Pepsi to soda water + a tiny top up of juice) as well as greasy foods.

  • crystal says:

    Is it bad to have eggs and avocado with fatty liver? As I do each morning for breakfast. I’m worried now that this is wrong

  • julie jacob says:

    Hi, I am Julie From Philippines..
    I was depressed of which food should i cook for my Father having liver absces..and what safe oil should i use to cook..
    Thank you for your answer..

    • Greg says:

      For myself, my wife and I only use olive oil or coconut oil for baking. We don’t fry anything anymore. Some of the common vegetable oils such as soybean, sunflower, cottonseed and other “seed” oils are processed using heavy industrial methods. We stay away from all of those.

  • Hydi says:


    • Greg says:

      Ice cream is bad due to the sugar content. Try frozen yogurt instead. Italian dressing is good only if it has an olive oil base. Take care!

  • Valerie Diane Balzan says:

    My doctor told me I must no eat ANY olive oil for my enlarged liver

    • Greg says:

      Hmm, my doctor told me the opposite. The only reason your doctor may have said that is that olive oil (any oil) quickly oxidizes in contact with heat or sun, so you have to make sure to leave it in a cool, dark place. Also, it has to be extra virgin olive oil, as it’s the least processed. Another concern is that a lot of the olive oil sold around the world isn’t actually 100% olive oil, but a mix of cheap oils that are bad for you. You’re have to look up “real olive oil” to see which brands don’t “cheat” people’s health for profits.

  • Janice kathryn says:

    Hi Greg i’ve been following your page for some time now and i have learned a lot from you. I am from the Philippines I have a mild fatty liver and i would like to have a copy of the Dorothy Spencer book however i dont have a credit card to purchase gor now. Is there any way i can have a copy i relly wanted to have one coz i am more than willing to change my diet the soonest. Thank you.

    • Greg says:

      My step-by-step guide here on the site will help. The guide goes into detail on how to plan, and gives your recipes, but you can develop your own plan (which involves exercise as well) and simply look for recipes online. Best of health!

  • joe says:

    Hello, my hopes are raised after reading that there is hope of getting cured of an enlarged liver. Am going to totally change my diet to a vegetarian. My question is. Can I get pregnant and keep the baby to full term with my fatty liver? Am in need of a child and I was planning to concieve in July….Reply please.

    • Greg says:

      Talk to your doctor about your diet, especially to make sure your child gets everything he or she needs. Animal protein isn’t bad for fatty liver, unless it’s deep fried or otherwise greasy.

  • Ferdie says:

    One more thing – is Tea Ok for fatty liver? previously i took a cup in daily basis but since my diet i havent take any of my favorite tea.

  • Jenna says:

    I was diagnosed with severe fatty liver disease. I see a specialist on the 14th in the meantime I am freaking out because my liver was also enlarged on ultrasound. I’m afraid my health will fail and leave my toddler behind. I have already started this diet though.

  • mary says:

    I have fatty liver.can i eat egg crackers and what kind of bread can i eat?

    • Greg says:

      Yes, eggs are great. All bread is carbohydrates (read “sugar”), but whole grains are best, because it makes you feel fuller due to the high fiber content, so you eat less.

      • Cecelia says:

        Hi Greg
        What do you eat for breakfast and lunch on the go .

        • Greg says:

          For “on the go” I have protein shakes – my favorite is a banana with berries, spinach or another green, water, whey protein powder and some type of omega-3 seed such as chia or flax. Mix all that in your blender. Voila!

  • Garry says:

    Hey, so love your info on fatty liver,,, I have just found out this due to a gallbladder scan- waiting for surgery for that. This is the thing, I am a little over weight 10lbs max, I eat very well- no fast foods,, home made food from scratch using whole grains, I do not like anything fatty, dont use much in the way of dairy except yogurt [natural] and some cheese [maybe once a week] no soda, I do not use sugar- changed to xylatol,,, loads of fresh fruit/veg- I make sure I get my 5 a day in. My doc has suggested cutting my carbs further,, these are obtained from wholegrains,,, my question is this,, any ideas how I can “feel full” as I do not obtain this sensation from veggies alone and then I “hunt the cupboards”!! Also,, could you suggest something on the “sweeter” side I can eat to finish my meal- I do snack on fresh fruit during the day so would love something else. eeeeeek,,, hope that wasnt too much,,

    • Greg says:

      Hey Garry, I would suggest looking for diabetic recipes … though you don’t have diabetes, those recipes specialize in reducing carbs while still giving you a satisfied feeling of fullness.

  • Leela. says:

    I have NAFLD stage 3. No Diabetes,no High Blood Pressure. I am thin Yes,i too have a pain in the left upper
    quadrant of the abdomen. My stomach is really big. The blood tests were normal,except ALT was 2.38.
    Glob is a bit low 1.8 .I plan on eating Chicken- liver…as i heard it was good for this condition. Any inputs you care to give would be very appreciated..

  • Abhishek Raut says:

    My father is suffering from fatty liver as well diabetes type 2

  • veronica says:

    I forgot to mention I do not drink and never have.I never cook with salt , I do not have sugar, do not like cakes or biscuits but I love my spicey cheese with wholemeal bread.so what am I doing wrong to end up having fatty liver.

    • Greg says:

      You’re within the “normal” range of BMI (I say normal in quotes because there is so much variety), and it sounds like you eat very healthy. High blood pressure may be contributing to it, because some doctors see fatty liver, high blood pressure and diabetes to be interrelated. I’m not a doctor, so I can’t really suggest anything else, but I would maybe do some more tests to make sure it’s not being caused by something else as well. Good luck!

  • veronica says:

    I am 63 and two weeks ago I was diagnosed with fatty liver my doctor just gave me a diet sheet and that was it.so I am a bit confused the information is very limited, I am 5″ and weight is 9sone 10 ounces bmi is 27.3 I also have high blood pressure and take stations for cholestral .what can I do to help heal myself. Thanks.

  • mizzdawn says:

    Know this thread is old but it has helped alot. I have been having pain on my left side for 3 months my Dr finally did ultra sounds and blood work but I was also sick with a bad cold and she insisted to do test anyway. She found out my liver enzymes was a little high and my liver ultra sound wasn’t normal. I also herd if you sick test should not be done. She has me worried sick about fatty liver disease I have been googling the right things to eat. But can it be reveresed I also have type 2 diabetes..

    • Greg says:

      Yes, it can be reversed with the right diet (limit sugar and fats), and exercise. Make sure you keep your diabetes under control, because there’s more and more evidence linking the two diseases.

  • Pat says:

    I was diagnosed over an year ago, my GP said nothing to worry so I’d taken it lightly, but my pain on right side getting more painful than before,and had a swelling in my both legs n very painful so I kept going to GP. Then again I had my ultrasound test was done. My liver got enlarged. I’m worried now and im heavy too. My weight goes up very quickly.
    Currently following low fat diet. Could u pls let me know that any sort of medication is there to cure fatty liver ? Or by reducing fat will reverse the condition .
    Pls help I’m really stressed.

    • Greg says:

      There are supplements, but not really any medications that will help. Go through this site to see the type of diet you should eat, but in a nutshell, yes, you need to lose weight and avoid foods that make your liver work more, such as fatty and greasy foods. Leans meats, fruits, vegetables and water is best.

  • Sumit says:


    I really liked this blog where you share your thought about reversing the Fatty liver Diseases and what can be done to maintain a healthy diet .
    So keep writing as this is really helpful to over the fear that people tend to develop when they come to know that they are suffering from a Disease.

    • Cecelia says:

      I agree thanks for the blogs
      I just recently had blood work and my doctor didn’t elaborate on my lane results he said I have some fat in my liver and have my labs redrawn. But I have been tired and can’t shake the weight.
      I am now going to the gym and Trying The diet in the previous blogs.
      Keep blogging it helps.

  • Claudia says:

    Are eggs bad for a fatty liver?

  • pam says:

    My partner has recently been going thru tests to see if he can donate a piece of his liver to our daughter who has a liver problem called Biliary Atresia. He has a fatty liver. I have been trying to find the best possible diet he can follow to try and burn some fat from his liver. Any suggestion??? Thanx in advance!

    • Greg says:

      You should talk to your doctor, because my recommendations is designed to help you gradually lose weight over a few months. If you have a time limit, you may need to lose weight faster – the problem is that losing weight too fast can actually make fatty liver worse, so you may need a more specially designed diet. Good luck!

  • ragedy says:

    hi there
    what are the danger points of having fatty liver

    • Greg says:

      Mainly look at your symptoms. Any pain in your abdomen, or a general feeling of fatigue. The problem is that fatty liver often has no symptoms. Mild fatty liver causes no health problems, but it could advance to NASH, which is swelling of the liver due to too much fat content between liver cells. You’ll definitely have symptoms then – nausea and yellowing of the skin, for instance. If that’s left untreated, parts of your liver will scar (cirrhosis) – enough scarring, and you will have liver failure. So … don’t go beyond NASH!

  • Chandler says:

    Sorry this one might be a little long lol. I was rushed to the hospital recently because I was blacking out, and having severe upper right side pain. I was diagnosed with Fatty Liver a few weeks ago after getting an ultrasound done on my kidneys, gallbladder, and liver. also an MRI Done but I’m not sure what that was for. Everyday before leading up to me going to the hospital I was having Severe discomfort and pain around my upper right abdomen, side and back. I also had other symptoms: fatigue, more acne. And also alot of anxiety and panic attacks because I’ve been worrying about this soo much. in the past few weeks it’s gotten a good bit better. but the symptoms are still there. just not a severe. The hospital just told me to change my diet, Don’t ever drink alcohol (I can’t yet anyways since I’m only 17) lol. and also they said no tylenol whatsoever and put it in the hospital chart for me to never have it. All of this has scared me alot. I’ve went back to my reg doc since then she doesn’t have much knowledge on this. I do take alot of medicines though and I think that may have been an impact on this. (Depakote, prozac, Vicodin, Xanax, Crestor, Align) My doctor took me off all of them except the xanax and Align and switch the vicodin to Vicoprofen (hydrocodone/ibuprofen) 4 times a day. I was aware that vicodin can cause liver damage. And i was scared of that. i was complaining of abdominal pain back in january and the dr did blood tests and said i was having mild liver damage.. but she just monitored it and it corrected itself. (i get blood test every month) So now basically I’m asking what I can do to help it? what would be the best diet. I want to have a healthy liver and have it reverse the damage. I’m kinda scared. I always have cut out caffeine since I was about 13 years old because of my anxiety disorder. So I know that’s good. but yeah… any advice?? thank you

    • Greg says:

      Hey Chandler, you’re starting to do the right things! I’m not a doctor, but all that medication certainly couldn’t be good for your liver, which has to filter a lot of these chemicals before they are released around your body. The good news is that the liver is very resilient, and can repair itself. So, moderate the medication (which it looks like you’ve done already), and eat foods that don’t tax your liver – so, nothing fried or greasy. Lean meats, fruits and vegetables are best. Eggs (with the yolk) are really good, too.

      Thanks for writing in. It sounds like things are getting better for you!

  • George says:

    Remove all nuts, dried fruits, fatty milk, cheese (unless 0% fat). Have low fat cottage cheese, low fat (0%) yoghourt, skimmed milk, oatmeal,bananas,fruits, orange juice, carrot/apple juice, and bitter vegetables. The more bitter one eats, the better for liver. Milkthistle(but the standardised form, nor any milkthstle) 150mg x 2/day, after food, Dandelion capsules 2/day , Cynara capsules 2/day, Arginine 1 capsule/day), exercise (walking) ,staying active, give up to sedentary life and loose weight by all means.

    No chocolate, alcohol or concentrated sugars(jams,sweets, pastries). This is the best. Try this 3 months and check again with ultrasound and start again for a 3 months diet and after 6 months you might have seen good/v.good results

    • Azukaego Nduaguibe says:

      Hi, so nuts are bad for the liver? Read that walnut is a liver pick me up. Why Also get rid of dried fruits,?

  • Tracey says:

    Hi, found out I have fatty liver, slightly enlarged…my bday is next week was wondering if a small piece of cake would do any harm?

    • Greg says:

      Ha ha, go ahead and have the cake. Plan for the long term with good diet and exercise. The occasional splurge is okay.

  • Dawne says:

    Thank you so much for this blog.
    My son will be 18 in 8 days and we are awaiting an ultrasound but his doctor is sure he has non-alcoholic fatty liver. We are still processing this info and I am glad I will be able to have you as a resource.
    I feel like I want to tell all of his chubby friends’ parents to get their kids liver function checked, is this a rational reaction.
    I was primarily worried about diabetes, as I have type 2 and he had a cousin who died of undiagnosed diabetes at 23. Thankfully, his sugar levels are fine.
    If there is anything you know of that we need to focus on differently because of his age, please let me know.
    Praise God that we caught this so early.

    • Greg says:

      Fortunately for you, the early (and even later stages) of fatty liver is reversible. Lots of recent studies have also linked diabetes with liver function, so it sounds like one could cause the other. There’s no age-specific requirements – exercise, gradually losing weight (not too fast – don’t have him starve), and proper diet is the best.

    • Ruffat says:

      I read that milk thistle can help with liver problems
      and diabetes.

      • Greg says:

        There is some data in this direction and we support it, but of course, if you suspect Type II diabetes (or if you’ve been DXd), make sure your physician knows exactly how you’re attempting to treat it beyond his/her recommendations. πŸ™‚

  • Tammy says:

    I had an ultra sound of my liver this morning. I have a fatty live, I am very intolerant to carbs,so do I just leave the carbs alone and eat fruits ,veg, and chicken and fish? what about cottage cheese? I eat walnuts,dates, and raisin instant oatmeal with flaxseed oil in it for breakfast is that good or not?

    • Greg says:

      Yes, this is a very good meal plan. If you are gluten intolerant, be careful of substitutes (ie gluten-free breads and pasta), which may contain a lot of sugar.

  • kim says:

    as i have fatty liver can i take whole wheat as food

  • Brian says:

    I have Crohns disease and High Bily rubin in my liver and have polips in my Galbladder after a recent Ultrasound exam . I have had a dull pain on the right side of my abdomen like a pulled musle but noticable always even while lying down . I love red wine and pints of Guinness with meals out . is this Fatty Liver Disease ??? and are the polyps connected ?

    • Greg says:

      Small polyps in the gallbladder are usually due to cholesterol buildup … but since the gallbladder and the liver (and IBD) are all interconnected, there is definitely some cause and effect here. Sorry to say, but you should cut out all alcohol to avoid unnecessary stain on your liver, and eat a healthy diet. Good luck, and keep talking with your doctor to see treatment options.

  • vidya says:

    One more question: My husband swears by his protein shakes that he “has to have” after working out to build muscle. I do not think he should be taking protein shakes now that we are focusing on healing or reversing his liver condition.
    Please reply πŸ˜‰

    • Greg says:

      The problem with protein powders is often the chemicals and even heavy metals in it, which could definitely harm your liver. I myself DO take protein shakes, but not for body building, just as part of a fruit smoothie in the morning. I suggest only adding natural whey protein with few other ingredients. Looking at my own container, it has whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, guar gum, organic evaporated cane juice and stevia. Here’s a good article I found on protein shakes – http://healthblog.dallasnews.com/2013/10/liver-failure-from-a-diet-supplement-be-careful.html/

  • vidya says:

    Great site:)

    My husband had been diagnosed with fatty liver and I just wanted to thank you as I stumbled across your website searching for a natural way to heal before the next test πŸ˜‰

    What about coconut oil? I had swtich to coconut oil because of its antibiotic and good fat qualities (plus more) in place of olive oil. It has now been my go to oil from head to toe and even cooking (and great high cooking point better than olive::) ).

    What is your take on this as I have been using this oil now more regularly for our household πŸ˜‰
    (concerned about the fat content) πŸ˜‰

    • Greg says:

      My wife has convinced me to switch to coconut oil, due to it being easier to digest. There’s also studies that point out that because it’s easier to digest, the liver doesn’t have to work as hard to process it.

      Olive oil is great too, but do some research. I found out a few years ago that a high percentage of olive oil is either full of impurities or even fake. I don’t know if coconut oil has the same problems, but I would only trust the type sold in organic or health food stores, not supermarkets.

  • Wendy Gutierrez says:

    THank you for the info it was very helpful and as of today I will start getting my liver back to functioning mode we all need to help ourselves because who else really knows what we feel I am an active person but with bad eating habits I will follow a diet for a short time so I need a whole lifestyle change πŸ™‚

  • angela says:

    i was checked for gallstones but had same symptoms as prasad, and was diagnosed today as having a bright looking liver and told it was a symptom of it laying fats as she put it hope that helps

    • Mayelin says:

      I was diagnosed with severe NAFLD, but according to my naturalist, my real problem is not the liver but my gallstone, which (accordibg to him) impeares the liver functions. However, in the MRI, my gallstone seems to be perfect and the problem is in the liver.

      • Greg says:

        Although I respect holistic medicine, if a scan is clearly showing a specific issue (or not showing one, as the case may be), I’d start there.

  • Prasad Bhandari says:

    This is not a comment but a question. I am having pain underneath my ribs on right hand side, on the upper portion of the abdomen, between the ribs as well as on the back on the right hand side of the body from past 3 months. The ultrasound scan also shows grade 1 fat deposition on the liver. Is it because of the fatty liver or something else.

    But I am neither obese nor I have habit of consuming alcohol. But I feel heaviness after having food. Please let me know if it is fatty liver or not.

    Please let me know your email id so that i can scan my report and send it to you.

    • Greg says:

      I’m not a doctor, Prasad, just a blogger who got healthy again … that being said, did your doctor check for gallstones or gallbladder problems? Those sound like symptoms of that.

    • Tonya says:

      I also have similar pain that you described and have had it for years. I was just diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by my family physician. I haven’t yet seen a specialist but I would certainly ask your doctor about it if you still have questions.

    • Dr.Ashutosh mishra says:

      Mr. prasad i am doctor ashutosh from India , i just saw ur question regarding 1st grade fatty liver as seen in your imaging studies. i suggest u the following first things first. make it very clear that alcohol intake is a cause a ALD alcoholic fatty liver disease.
      but in your case you could be suffering from NALFD non alcoholic fatty liver disease.
      Secondaly you must go for some investigations regarding current status of your liver disease
      they are( 1.) Total bilirubin( 2.) serum creatinine (3) Albumin( 4) Globulin( 5.) PTINR

      • deepak darsan says:

        Hi ashutosh ji….I just diagnosed of NAFLD-stage-1.I found all the LFT and lipid profile is ok….little bit triglyceride is high of 175.I am slightly obese in the belly portion only…since a month all are saying that I am looking weak.Please help

        • Greg says:

          Hi, have you read the free ebook? Click the link on the sidebar to get your copy. The book covers the basics of liver function and health and gives diet and supplement recommendations as a jumping-off point to helping heal your liver.

    • Doug says:

      My Wife had the same pains, same result as tonya ,fatty liver disease

  • jane says:

    there is an bad breath order since I was diagnosed with fatty liver disease how can I get rid of it

    • Greg says:

      Once your liver is functioning normally, the bad breath should go away. One (possible) reason is the increase in bacteria, since the liver isn’t properly filtering your blood. You can get into the habit of chewing on spearmint or drinking it as a tea. Limiting your intake of fats, coffee, and sugars (unless it’s natural, like apples). I myself use a couple drops of oregano oil in a glass of water to kill bacteria in the throat, though it’s very strong. I do that when I feel a head cold coming on, but I heard it’s excellent for bad breath as well.

    • Rosi Faldilla says:

      Buy a plant called yerbabuena or spearmint and make a tea with the leaves, you can drink it all day long and it is very refreshing, I sweeten mine with stevia!

  • Chris says:

    Hi I have mild fatty liver just wondering is prawns ok to eat

    • Greg says:

      Yes, because prawns (and shrimp, salmon, tuna and mackerel) have the “good” fats, called omega 3. However, prawns are also high in cholesterol, so eat in moderation … of course, avoid them deep friend, full of garlic butter or breaded πŸ˜‰

    • Doreen Porter says:

      I have a fatty liver but not to bad a bit of a sore right neck sometimes tired
      The doctor didn’t tell me how much fat in the liver witch I think he should
      I am taken chlorine & Inositol 500 mg three times a day it is suppose to take fat out of liver does anyone know where I can get Aloe juice.

  • Greg says:

    I read something similar about fatty liver, that it’s a silent disease but that you always feel tired and lose your memory and have tired muscles. I’m also overweight.

    I’d tried other diets, but they’re always bland and I couldn’t keep on them. I like this one, because I can still eat some good food. I just have to try to swap white bread for multigrain. If I can stick to this, I’ll try the cleanse!

    • Cecelia says:

      I have been reading the liver fatty diet and they said eggs has choline in them and they are considered a good protein .

    • David says:

      Greg, yes sir you are absolutely right. It causes a general loss of clarity, attentivity and the feeling of always being dull. I am also having skin problems lately and and I havent seen the sun in 3 years AT ALL. So I am going to change it. I had been on sertraline and clonazepam for 10 days and I felt normal for the first time in many years. I want to get rifd of this undescribable ‘disease’ That motivated me to become healthy once again. I suspect its my liver and thyroid thats shot and that coupled with no vitamin D (so no conversion to serotonin) caused this. And this is the reason taking an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) helped my so much. I am putting this comment out so that others can see and relate if they are facing the same problem too.

      • Greg says:

        David, have you been to the doctor? I sympathize with your situation. I am very glad you’re addressing these issues and that you have already begun to feel better. The better you feel from the “inside out” the easier it is to stick to an eating and workout plan so it’s a snowball effect in a good way, if that makes sense. Hang in there and good health to you. Greg

      • Pamela Fuller says:

        My doctor ran some tests & said the results was I have a fatty liver. There were days I would feel so tired. I also experience memory loss, weight gain & bloating. Could all this be do to a fatty liver? Pam

        • Greg says:

          It’s possible, as whatever is causing/contributing to your NAFLD condition could be slowing you down metabolically. In addition, certain conditions appear to be concurrent in a larger percentage than the general population when NAFLD is present. How are you addressing your NAFLD? Are you currently overweight? Do you work out and what is your eating plan like?

        • Steve says:

          Same here Pam. I am experiencing all of those symptoms myself. I was told I have a fatty liver 4 days ago and I am having a difficult time trying to change my eating habits. I have already given up the soda but I don’t know if I can give up potatoes! Do we need to stick to a diet forever or until our liver is healed? Really need some kind of forum on this subject.

          • Greg says:

            Here’s the thing about dieting “forever” – none of us want to hear this, but yes, you do need to change your eating habits forever. After all, if you got this condition in the first place from your own eating habits, how will you not get it again going back to those habits? But it’s not all bad news. You can eat your “fun” foods in moderation provided you have no extenuating condition and/or your doctor has not advised you to restrict certain foods or food categories. By the way, I love potatoes! Again, everything in moderation!

    • Robin says:

      Dear Greg. When going to dr ,told symptoms i have pain right side under rib cage, big stomache always tired, tired tired. Dr didnt know what was wrong and had ultra sound done on gall bladder and kidney and liver. Dr said I have fatty liver disease but no follow up. I have pain on right side right under rib cage.Reading suggestions about foods but also have severe Gerd and cannot eat a lot of foods high in fiber. Kind of disappointed in no treatment from drs. No suggestions on what to do but thanks for your info. I drink lots of water always, eat apples cause helps with gerd, no coffee kills me, so was on med for refux but had other effects from that. Drinking aloe Vera juice. What is your take on that for the liver?

      • Greg says:

        Aloe vera juice can be a wonderfood and if diluted shouldn’t kick up your GERD, so try a little and work up from there. Try less acidic fruits and see how you react to them, but focus more on veggies than fruits if possible. I wonder why your doctor didn’t give you any information on this? Can you call her and describe what you just described here?

      • Doreen says:

        Doreen I have just got exrayed I have fatty liver & pancreas I am sticking on soup and salad diet eating chicken and vegetables for dinner or fish hope I loose what .I angling to the health food store to get a cleanse.good luck to you all.

      • Nikki Downes says:

        See another doctor and ask to check your gall bladder for gallstones. That pain sounds very much like you could have gallstones. Fatty liver and gallstones often go hand in hand.

        Best wishes!

    • Patricia says:

      Can you help me? I have diabetes and was told I have Severe fatty liver disease. I don’t know where to start on what I should eat. It’s the first time diabetes was mentioned, but they said the fatty liver disease is getting worse. Is it reversible and how?

      • Greg says:

        As far as “severe” did your doctor tell you what stage?

        • brenda says:

          I’m 48 years old over weight don’t drink alcohol at.recently had blood test and ALT was 42 and GGT was 66..i only take omperzole and ibuprofen quite a bit. bout 2 months ago same test was ALT 34 and GGT 56..but all my other liver test are completely normal..any advice

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